RPS vs MI, 2nd Match - IPL ~ IPL BOX - Indian Premier league 2017

RPS vs MI, 2nd Match - IPL

RPS vs MI, 2nd Match - IPL

MI 184/8 (20.0 Ovs)
RPS 187/3 (19.5 Ovs)

Rising Pune Supergiant won by 7 wkts

Steven Smith

IPL 2017 Team Preview: Mumbai Indians, who just can't win their first game of the season. They have made it five in a row. Can they improve? Here's how they stack up
Steven Smith is pretty much unconquerable these days, so when he gives you a chance, you take it. Nitish Rana won't be having a very peaceful night tonight. The single biggest turning point of the match, that dropped catch. This is also the highest total chased against Mumbai Indians ever.
Deepu Narayanan has dug out some interesting numbers, here you go..
- For the first time in 144 IPL matches, MS Dhoni played as a non-captain.
- Ashok Dinda became the first bowler to concede over 50 four times in IPL. 57 conceded by him today is the most by any bowler for RPS.
- 84* by Steve Smith is the second highest score for RPS after 101 by himself against GL at the same venue last season.
- 185 is the highest successful chase by RPS as well the highest against MI in IPL.
Previous highest target successfully chased down:
vs MI: 184 by CSK, Mumbai (Wankhede), 2015
by RPS: 173 vs KXIP, Vizag, 2016
- This was the first win for RPS at their home ground in five matches. Third consecutive time MI have lost their first match of the season.
Smith: It's a nice place to bat here in Pune. Fortunate to get over the line, it got really close. It was nice to hit a couple of sixes to win the game. It was one of those wickets where the ball was hard to time early in the innings. Form is form anywhere I guess. You have to make the most of it. Magnificent (talking about Tahir). Probably called on him a bit earlier than I would have liked. That was magnificent striking from Pandya. I think 180 was a par score on that wicket.
Smith is Man of the Match
23:40 Local Time, 18:10 GMT, 23:40 IST: There was always an inevitability to the game. Pune were always going to get home if Smith stayed the course. Bumrah's penultimate over threatened to reverse that script. He left Pollard with 13 in the bank. Nerves would have certainly jangled as the final over began with just 3 singles. However, how dare anybody ever doubt what the Aussie, and now, Pune skipper can do. With 10 needed in 3 balls, Smith clobbered a couple of sixes to seal the win. They should have got home much earlier after a flying start from Rahane and his partnership with Smith which set the game up beautifully. Stokes chipped in with a useful cameo in the middle too. Mumbai fought back after that but Smith stood firmly in the way. They weren't getting one over him tonight. The presentations coming up shortly.

Rohit: They won that (than we losing that). Smith batted really well and he continued from where he left. We had to get him out early. It is the first game and we have to learn from this. Both (McClenaghan and Johnson) bring similar things to the table but McClenaghan has done well for us in the last couple of years. Johnson is also bowling well and we will bring him in some time later in the tournament. First game for him (Mahela) and not a great start. But we have a great squad and we will bounce back.
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